Asbestos on Construction Sites: Its Dangers and Ways to Control It

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The presence of asbestos in the soil on construction sites is a hazard that contractors should be ready to manage. Asbestos can cause serious health complications to workers and other personnel during construction. Here you will learn the dangers associated with asbestos in the soil and measures that can be taken to protect the employees and prevent its exposure to the environment. How does asbestos occur in the soil? The most common cause of asbestos in the soil is structural renovations and demolition projects in which a thorough inspection of asbestos was never carried out.

28 September 2016

Living on a Shed on Your Rural Block

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It can be extremely expensive to build a full urban style homestead on a rural block. Many landowners instead opt for a rural shed as a living option either as a temporary option whilst they save enough for their final home or even as a low-cost longer-term option. Here are some things to consider as you plan a rural shed construction.  Insulation Living in rural areas can often make you very aware of the highs and lows of temperature over the year.

27 September 2016

Green Plumbing Alternatives You Could Consider

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As water supplies keep decreasing, tougher water restrictions are being out into place all over the country. This has led a significant number of people to analyze their water usage and seek alternative ways to meet their water demands. If your region is not under any water restrictions, it does not mean that you should not look into ways to enhance your plumbing in an attempt to improve upon your water usage.

27 September 2016

Cooling Towers: Film Fill vs Splash Fill

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For a cooling tower to work efficiently, it is vital that heat transfer is maximised. The efficiency of a cooling tower is determined by several factors, but one of the main factors in the type of tower fill which is used to increase the contact time and surface area between water and air. There are two types of tower fill, film fill and splash fill. Below is a guide to each of these types of fill media.

26 September 2016

Engineering Surveys: Structural Monitoring For Your Ongoing Construction Projects

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Engineering surveying is a broad discipline that covers everything from land surveys to construction engineering. However, one of the services offered under this professional discipline is structural monitoring. If you have a building that is under construction, engineering surveys offer structural monitoring to let you know if the build is going as it should, to update you on external factors that you need to consider and to help with planning. Read on to learn more.

26 September 2016

3 Things You Shouldn't Overlook When Hiring the Services of a Roof Contractor

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Roofing is a huge investment for your home. If you do not get it right during installation, there is a high risk of living with several malfunctions such as improper heat insulation or a small attic that you cannot utilise for extra living space. Preferably, you should call in a professional to deal with your roof during installation, replacement and any maintenance that presents technical challenges. When hiring a roofing contractor, here are some of the things that you should not overlook to get the most of their services:

20 September 2016

Getting the Most Value of the Screws in Your DIY Metal Roof Installation Project

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Metal roofing is usually an excellent choice for many homeowners because of its durability and versatility, among other advantages. If you are a DIY enthusiast, the task to install the metal roofing on your own house is something you can manage. You can't roof without using screws, and so, how well you focus on every tiny detail of the screws will make the difference between a long-lasting roof and a poor one.

7 September 2016